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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Face Your Fear̉̉Kill Your Ego Ven. Robina Courtin In these times, our experience of the external world is filled with fear, anxiety and anger. Yet within this state of conflict, we can investigate the mental states that give rise to the experience, forming the basis on which to transform our experiences. Ven. Robina Courtin will present useful strategies for freeing ourselves from fear, anger and resentment, as well as for learning to live with greater tolerance, love and forgiveness....
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Use Your Wisdom Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courting discusses how one can apply the subtle teachings on emptiness in a practical down-to-earth everyday way.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Jon Landaw
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Join the author of Buddhism for Dummies, Jon Landaw, for a dynamic introduction to Buddhism, with a particular emphasis on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sangye Khadro
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Understanding the Heart Sutra Ven. Sangye Khadro The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is considered to be the primary representative of the genre. It consists of just 14 shlokas or verses in Sanskrit and 260 Chinese characters in the most prevalent Chinese version, Taisho Tripitaka Vol. T08 No. 251, translated by Xuan Zang. This makes it the most highly abbreviated version of the...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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10:30 - 12:30 pm. Whether is it our boss, a co-worker, our spouse or a friend, we all have some one in our life that presents a big challenge for usâsome one who pushes our buttons, and seems to bring out our worst qualities. In this workshop, Ven. Monlam will present strategies to help us de-escalate the tension in these relationships, bringing a renewed sense of openness and compassion that will lay the groundwork for positive change.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Anger, Difficult People
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Six Session Guru Yoga Restricted Students who have taken a mahanuttaratantra initiation in the Gelug tradition, undertakes a commitment to recite the Six Session Guru Yoga prayer daily. Tantra, Guru Yoga, Empowerment, Tantric Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Refuge
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by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Facing Obstacles Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courtin provides inspiration for those difficult times in our lives; pointing out how we can work with the hard stuff.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Bodhicitta, Loving Kindness, Mind Transformation, Wisdom, Eight...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sangye Khadro
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Sangye Khadro (aka Kathleen McDonald, author of How to Meditate) will explore the condition of depression, and how to work with it using time tested methods from Tibetan Buddhism, especially practices to cultivate joy. We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing completely that happiness and suffering come from "out there". But in fact, our experience depends on us. We have full responsibility for our lives. The more we are aware, the better we become at making...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Ven. Choden Rinpoche Seven Point Mind Training Transforming Problems into the Path Choden Rinpoche gives a 3 part teaching using the classical, and very practical text, Seven Point Mind Training by the Kadampa master, Geshe Chekewa. The practice of thought transformation (Lo Jong) goes back to the Buddha from whom it has been transmitted from guru to disciple for more than two thousand years. About 1000 years ago, Atisha received these instructions from his guru, Serlingpa and brought them into...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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How to Meditate Discovering Buddhism Program Ven. Losang Monlam Tse Chen Ling Center This primer provides the basics of meditation, how to sit properly, and how to setup a meditation session. Students will be taught different meditation techniques and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to their meditation practice.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Empowerment into the Practice of Vajrayogini RESTRICTED TO THOSE WITH HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA "In the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra, try to focus on everything causing great bliss within you. Try to transform everything you see, hear or think about so that it causes great bliss. Then, use that bliss to understand emptiness. This is an important point...Thus, your enjoyments will increase your concentration on bliss and emptiness." Lama Zopa Rinpoche from A Chat About Heruka Ven. Choden...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sarah Thresher
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Ven. Sarah Thresher What is a Buddhist? What qualities or beliefs make one a Buddhist? Do you have to act any differently or is this an inner change? Can you be both Buddhist and Christian or Jew? Ven. Sarah Thresher, an English Buddhist nun, gives a inspiration talk on understanding ourselves, no matter what label we place upon the self.
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Buddhist Psychology; Mind and Mental Process (Lorig) Complete Series Basic Buddhist Studies Program Emily Hsu "All human accomplishment is preceded by correct cognition." Mind and Mental Process (Lo Rig in Tibetan) begins with the study of mind, both in its valid and distorted forms along with the relationship between subject and object, and between thought and reality. The second part of the class introduces us to Buddhist psychology, where we'll study the various positive &...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Ven. Robina Courtin The Ultimate Makeover Transforming your Life with Karma and Dependent Arising The Buddha taught that we create our own reality and that none of us, and nothing in our world, exists independently of anything else. Each of us is interdependent with every person and every thing. Understanding how this process works is the key to our own happiness and achieving our true potential. Learning how to work with these two together can literally allow you to utterly create a whole new...
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Understanding the Buddhist Path A series of talks on the Buddhism Spring 2007 Join a series of western teachers giving their perspective on such topics as the mind, the spiritual teacher, meditation, suffering, impermanence, loving kindness and compassion and the wisdom of emptiness. Not to be missed.
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Stages of the Path, Lamrim
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by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Brave Heart, Wise Mind Ven. Robina Courtin Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, "Meaning well is not enough. We need wisdom." Ven. Robina Courtin, a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1977, will show how attachment, anger and the other deluded emotions not only cause us suffering but also blind us from acting appropriately in our relationships and prevent us from helping others. She will explain how working on our minds and ridding them of delusions "which is what brings us wisdom" brings power...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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The wisdom of emptiness is the ultimate teaching in Buddhism; its main tenet is that our suffering is caused by our inability to perceive the true nature of reality. These teachings on emptiness are very subtle, profound and deeply transforming, Yet with correct understanding, we can shift our experience of the world. In this course, we'll begin to explore these ideas through meditation, understanding the process of attaining the wisdom understanding emptiness and practice some of the...
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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Introduction to Tantra Discovering Buddhism Ven. Lobsang Chokyi Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Four Opponent Powers Practice of Purifying Negative Actions To purify our negative karma we must practice the four opponent powers: the power of regret, the power of reliance, the power of remedy, and the power of resolve. Within these four, one begins by reflecting on regret; the awareness that actions we have committed bring suffering to ourselves and others. We further identify the reliance (or refuge) of one such as the Buddha, who inspires us with his example; with the power of remedy we...
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Mudras and Instruments for Guru Puja Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa offers simple instructions on how and when to use mudras (hand gestures) and play instruments during the practice of Guru Puja.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mudras, Guru, Vajra, Bell, Dorje
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Establishing a Daily Practice Discovering Buddhism The purpose of this course is to learn how to meditate at home, in order to continuously develop ones human potential and live with a peaceful mind in daily life. It starts with the 6 preliminary practices and is based on A Daily Meditation Practice - How to Meditate on the Graded Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in full or in an abbreviated version. Daily practice, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Waterbowl Offerings, Setting up Altar,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa gives commentary on Master Kamalashila's classic text: Stages of Meditation. All levels.
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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UttaratantraSublime Continuum of Mahayana I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that...
Topics: ddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Maitreya, Mahayana Uttara Tantra Shastra,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Eman Fallah, PsyD
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Looking at the nature addiction from the broad perspective of rejecting the present moment and focusing on the "next fix", the teachings of the Buddha on mindfulness will be explored as a remedy for the addictive process. Drawing from Pema Chodron's teachings on "Don't Bite the Hook", we will explore the four Râs of Buddhist Recovery: Recognize, Refrain, Relax, and Repeat.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Psychology, Addiction
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Eight Verses of Thought Transformation This mind training (lojong) text goes back over 800 years following the introduction of the Kadampa School by Atisha when Geshe Langri Tangpa set down these extremely profound teachings in brief form.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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37 Practices of Bodhisattva Commentary Ven. Choden Rinpoche Ven. Choden Rinpoche gives a detailed commentary on this classic text.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that allows evolution to a state of complete...
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Women of Wisdom; Heart Advice for a Compassionate World Venerable Robina CourtinÂChanging the Mind Venerable Thubten ChodronÂWorking with Anger Venerable Sarah ThresherÂHealing the Pain Venerable Sangye KhadroÂBalancing the Spiritual and the Material Venerable Karma Lekshe TsomoÂMindful of Our Actions To explore challenges of a meaningful existence, five western women, ordained within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, share their depth, wisdom and clarity in a series of lectures. Each...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Commentary on Vajrayogini Sadhana Please Note: This commentary is restricted to those with empowerment into Highest Yoga Tantra. Vajrayogini is one of the meditational deities of mother tantra, the principle source explaining the method for generating the blissful clear light. Vajrayogini, the diamond meditator, is the female embodiment of the wisdom of the inseparability of great bliss and emptiness. One of the special features of her path is that it contains methods for practicing the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Vajrayogini, Meditation, Tantra, Yoga Tantra,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Antonio Satta
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Please join us at this very precious teaching on Vipassana Meditation given by Ven. Antonio Satta. For beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, this teaching will be very practical and extremely useful to all those looking to make progress in their meditation practice or looking to begin one.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Antonio Satta
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Ven. Robina takes questions from the Teen Group at Tse Chen Ling Center in San Francisco.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Emily Hsu
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Mind and Mental Factors Emily Hsui "All human accomplishment is preceded by valid cognition." Master Dharmakirti This class introduces us to Buddhist psychology, where we’ll study the various positive & negative emotions as well as the cognitive states relevant to practice on a path to liberation. We'll go into the Buddhist division of mind into main minds, secondary minds and mental factors using Kachen Yeshe Gyalten's text: A Necklace for Those of Clear Awareness, Clearly...
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by Ven. Antonio Satta
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Two hour talk. Join Venerable Antonio to learn about non conceptual meditation and how to train in this technique. Venerable Antonio says, âIn general there are two types of meditation; concentrative and analytical. Within the analytical, one can talk of conceptual analytical and non-conceptual analytical. The conceptual analytical meditation is the type of meditation in which one engages in thoughts; an example being lam rim meditation. The non-conceptual analytical meditation is the type of...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Nonconceptual Meditation, Analytical Meditation
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Foundation of All Good Qualities Lam.rim Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa gives a brief overview of this classic lam.rim text by Je Tsong Khapa, renowned practitioner from Tibet in the 15th century. The "Foundation of All Good Qualities" is composed of 14 stanzas of concise instructions in following the Buddhist path from our present deluded state until enlightenment. Very practical with insight into the human condition, Geshe-la teaches on death and impermanence,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Tsongkhapa, Ven. Geshe Dakpa
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chökyi
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"When you stop the thought of disliking problems and establish the thought of liking them, your problems appear as beneficial, wonderful things." -Lama Zopa Rinpoche This Discovering Buddhism class runs for 8 weeks and is meant for advanced beginner and intermediate students, although complete beginners are welcome. We'll explore the ways we can learn to transform how we normally approach difficulties in our lives into our spiritual path. We'll use presentation of material,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Lobsang Chökyi
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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The wisdom of emptiness is the ultimate teaching in Buddhism; its main point is that our ignorance is based on our mistaken perception of the true nature of reality. The teachings on emptiness are profound,and deeply transforming, yet with correct understanding, we can shift our experience of the world. Wisdom conjoined with compassion, generates a new relationship with our inner and outer spiritual journey. In this course, we begin to explore these ideas through meditation, understanding the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi, Wisdom, Emptiness
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Practical Dharma: Working with the Rough Edges Ven. Robina Courtin We continue to face ups and downs of life due to our karma ripening, but how we face them depends on our mind and our application of the teachings. Learn how to deal with the difficult people and situations in your life and turn them into Dharma practice. Basically this is Lo Jong or Thought Transformation. For beginning and intermediate students.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Delusions, Afflictions, Depression, Fear
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Applying the Five Forces Often these are referred to In Tibetan Buddhism, as practices relating to the time of death; however they are practices to be cultivated throughout one's life. Reciting the names of the buddhas, reciting mantras, reciting certain sutras; meditating on emptiness; making offerings; and anything done in relation to images. Here Geshe Dakpa provides simple and practical advice to carry out the five forces. Buddhism, Buddhist Mind Training, Emptiness, Selflessness, Dependent...
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Stages of the PathLamrim Six Perfections (Paramitas)Joyous Effort "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are...
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Stages of the PathLamrim Six Perfections (Paramitas)Patience "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy...
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Kalachakra Introduction Kalachakra means Time-Wheel, as "Kala" is Sanskrit for Time and "Cakra" (or Chakra) is Wheel in Sanskrit. One could also translate it as Time-Cycles. Much in this tradition revolves around the concept of time and cycles: from the cycles of the planets, to the cycles of our breath and the practice of controlling the most subtle energies within one's body on the path to enlightenment. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, as everything is under...
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Six Session Guru Yoga Restricted Students who have taken a mahanuttaratantra initiation in the Gelug tradition, undertakes a commitment to recite the Six Session Guru Yoga prayer daily.
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"For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. A classic, ranging in scope from simple practical techniques for...
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UttaratantraSublime Continuum of Mahayana I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Transforming the Mind, Transforming the Heart A Public Teaching on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation Create a more meaningful life for yourself. Transform and transcend the problems you face every day. Inspire compassion in our aggressive and violent world. Transform your outer and inner world. Develop loving kindness and compassion for yourself, your community and the world at large. To explore these challenges in our daily life, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will give a public teaching using...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
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Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi Calm Abiding Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi gives some insight into how we can develop our meditation practice.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Calm Abiding, Concentration
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Surviving the Dragon opens a window to events from inside Tibetan-Chinese history during the final half of the twentieth century, a conflict that continues today between China and its ethnic minorities. Arjia Rinpoche is on a book tour to discuss his newly published autobiography. He will present the book by talking about his facinating life and the events in Tibet that took place during his life there.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tibet, Ven. Arjia Rinpoche
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Key to the Middle Way Commentary on a Text by His Holiness Dalai Lama Homage to the perfection of wisdom His Holiness Dalai Lama wrote this insightful text on emptiness, specifically for a western audience. Many of us do not have the time to do extensive study on the very subtle and profound meaning of emptiness or selflessness. Yet with our analytical background, the subject matter is of interest to those who are exploring the Buddhas teachings. With acute precision, His Holiness imparts many...
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"For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. A classic, ranging in scope from simple practical techniques for...
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Death Dissolution Meditation Death is something we all have to deal with in our lives. We ourselves are going to die one day, and even before that, we will probably have relatives and friends who will die. It is only natural that we wish to face death with dignity and peace, but that may be difficult due to our fears, anxieties and attachments. This meditation on death dissolution is a powerful method for understanding the death process, for facing our fear of death and learning to live life....
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
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Practice Retreat Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Isn't it avoiding "real life" by running away to the mountains? Is it possible for ordinary people like us to experience the power of meditation retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the city? Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi (Petra McWilliams) who has spent most of the past 5 1/2 years in retreat talks about the practice of meditation retreat.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Retreat, Practice, Visualization, Analytical, Concentration
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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"For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." All levels. The teachings on the bodhisattva's deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. A classic, ranging in scope from simple practical...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Shantideva, Bodhisattva, Way of Life,...
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In this module, we will conclude the section on Special Insight as well as the entire Middle Length Lam Rim text written by Lama Tsongkhapa. This is the last of a four-part series on this subject of Special Insight. We will begin with a brief review of the two truths, and then we will proceed to cover the different kinds of special insight, how to cultivate special insight, how calm abiding and special insight unite, and complete the course by reviewing the entire path and how to get...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Emily Hsu, Wisdom, Emptiness, Special Insight
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Tegchog
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The Heart Sutra, one of the most famous of all the Buddha's sutras, contains the entire path to enlightenment and dives deeply into the meaning of the wisdom of emptiness. Sera Je Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchog will introduce the main elements of this brief sutra in clear, thorough and engaging teachings.
Topics: Heart Sutra, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Tegchog, Sera...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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The Seventy Topics Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Geshe Dakpa teaches on Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen's "The Seventy Topics" (don bdun cu), a concise presentation of the 8 categories and 70 topics discussed in Maitreya's "Ornament of Clear Realizations (Sanskrit - Abhisamayalamkara, Tibetan - mNgon rtogs rgyan). At Sera Je, Seventy Topics is an essential prerequisite to indepth study of the Ornament of Clear Realizations. To help put this into perspective, Ven. Geshe Dakpa explains that the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, 70 Topics, Ornament of Clear Realizations, Maitreya, Emptiness,...
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Sunday morning service is a great way to inspire your week. Join us for a short guided meditation, group prayers, and a short inspirational talk with resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa. Today's topic: the meaning of refuge.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Lobsang Chokyi
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven Carol Corradi
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Learn what we mean by cyclic existence or âsamsara, â and what we mean by suffering as well as how to work with and eliminate that suffering. If "samsara" is a condition of our mind, how do we escape the cycle and achieve ânirvanaâ or liberation. How do we practically work with this understanding while working, going to school and living our ordinary lives? Empower yourself with practical tools and meditations to understand, deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions or mental...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tibet, Ven. Carol Corradi, Samsara, Nirvana
There are two different methods taught for generating bodhicitta (the mind wanting to become a buddha for the sake of all others). One method is called the Seven Points of Cause and Effect which was taught by Master Atisha and the other is Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others which was taught by Master Shantideva in his book The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. They say that one of the advantages of equalizing and exchanging self is that you will be able to transform everything into...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Mahayana, Bodhicitta, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Bodhisattva,...
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Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra Restricted to those with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. "In brief, the Buddhahood achieved over countless eons, you will attain in this birth, through the most excellent bliss, or the state of Vajradhara." An overview of the structure of the tantric path. Tantra distinguishes itself in particular through a unique combination of method and wisdom, achieved through meditation on the perfect form of a Buddha as completely devoid of true existence....
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Clear Light, Illusory Body, Highest...
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Stages of the PathLamrim Calm Abiding Meditation "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
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Karma - Law of Cause and Effect Stages on the Path to Enlightenment Understanding the interdependent nature of phenomena, helps to understand emptiness. Interdependent origination is the basis of karma; all causes lead to results. Our experience is based on actions.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Karma, Cause and Effect, Actions, Virtues and Nonvirtues,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Shantideva's Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life Chapter 10 Dedication "For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Special Insight, Concentration, Wisdom, Emptiness
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Mind and Consciousness Ven. Robina Courtin Marin Lamrim Series 2007 Ven. Robina gives a timely talk on the nature of mind and how we understand it within the Buddhist philosophy.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Mind, Consciousness
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mahayana Mind Training And thus bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks: They live on delusions those poisonous plants. Transforming them into the essence of practice, they thrive in the jungle of everyday life. Whatever is presented they always accept, while destroying the poison of clinging desire The study of this classic text in the lojong (mind training) genre, seeks to elucidate the means to develop and enhance the Mahayana attitude. With this attitude, one aspires to...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Emily Hsu
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The Heart Sutra is one of the most popular of all the Buddha's teachings in all lineages and traditions. This brief, but profound text embodies the full path to enlightenment and explores the wisdom of emptiness. Meditating on it line by line is the key to understanding the Buddha's observations of the nature of reality.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Heart Sutra, Tse Chen Ling, Emily Hsu
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The Discovering Buddhism program will begin again this January with Module 1 “Mind & It’s Potential”  with Ven. Palmo.  This is the first module in the two-year series of classes.   Classes will begin on Thurs. January 22nd  and run for 6 weeks with the practice day on Sat. February 28th.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Palmo, Mind, Potential
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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All levels. The Buddha taught that by getting to know our own minds through meditation and practice, we become happier and more content. No one else can do the work for us and it's the most empowering work we can do.
Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Tse Chen Ling, meditation, therapist
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Discovering Buddhism Karma; Law of Cause and Effect These lectures introduce students to the evolution of the law of cause and effect; karma. An understanding of these principles within Buddhism helps us guide our actions taking responsibility for our experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant. By generating a clear understanding about how karma works; the psychology of our actions, and presenting specific tools to accumulate the positive and remove negativity, students are given the strength...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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In Praise of Dependent Arising Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa In preparation for the teachings with HH Dalai Lama, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa provides a introduction to the text. Lama Tsongkhapa's text In Praise of Dependent Origination deals with one of the two complimentary main concepts in the Prasangika Madhyamika school of Indo-Tibetan philosophy: Emptiness and Dependent Arising. The first concept is that of śūnyatā which is usually translated as "emptiness" or "voidness",...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness, Geshe Dakpa, Madhyamika,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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UttaratantraSublime Continuum of Mahayana I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Rita Riniker
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Addiction, Attachment and Desire Working with Dissatisfaction We can all see the need to work on our anger and ignorance, but somehow it seems normal to have, and even cultivate, desire. Being attached to a person, place, work, or whatever, seems to be honored in our culture, so first we need to see how giving into to it out of habit causes suffering. Join us for a day of exploration of how attachment and desire, and even addiction which is just a stronger form of attachment, cause suffering,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism
Source: Lectures and Events